Greetings All!  Here’s hoping you all have not burst into flames!

In this week’s edition we have some things that are here and some things that have not yet arrived for you to add to your hold list.  And as always we have a little something from The Citizen that makes us more than afraid for her and ourselves.

Let us begin!

In the not yet arrived category, Abby logs in with Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller.  “This is the enjoyable follow-up to Fuller's popular memoir Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight which follows her life growing up Africa.  Her eccentric British family (to say the least) creates a jumbled home life as white Africans in a war torn continent.  This sequel explores the most interesting character in the first book, Fuller's mom, Tub. It also successfully expands on the appeal of living rough while surrounded by pain and danger.  Mental illness or "the wobblys" is also a key theme in the Fuller Family. "High strung" is the preferred expression thank you very much.”  It is due out  August.  Call the Welcome Desk at 669-5239 and we will be happy to put it on hold for you.


Citizen Asha wants us to know that while “Most people are fascinated by Will & Kate, not I said the Citizen.I am fascinated by the horrid, sketchy, and downright depraved members of the royal families such as good ole' Vlad III who delighted in impaling his enemies, thus I am thoroughly enjoying Royal Pains: A Rogues' Gallery of Brats, Brutes, and Bad Seeds  by Leslie Carroll.   Thanks for that Asha.  We were worried about you after your almost normal choice last week!  Again, if you are interested, please call us at 669-5239 and we will be happy to accomodate you!



Pat says “I have just started reading 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson and know that I will enjoy it because it is a historical fiction novel about a young family dealing with love, loss and the horrors of World War II.”



Barbara M. is “enjoying The Arrogant YearsOne Girl's Search for her Lost Youth from Cairo to Brooklynby Lucette Lagnado. It’s the continuing story of her Jewish family’s escape from Egypt. So far this book is focused on her mother. It promises to be just as good as The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit.”


I finished the wonderful Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh this week.  The Victorians developed a whole symbolic language with flowers.  This language is the only one that Victoria Jones trusts after a spending her first 18 years in the foster care system.  Will she be able to use this language to build a future for herself and will it help her heal her scarred heart?  I loved this read and I highly recommend it to all you Book Groups out there looking for a fun read.  It will be released in August.  Again, please call us at 669-5239 to reserve your copy. 


Currently I am reading The Man in the Rockefeller Suit:  The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor by Mark Seal.   This is a fascinating look at a man who totally reinvented himself and got people to believe in him and his lies and deceit.  One complaint though.  You can tell the author Is Not From Here.  He is constantly referencing the fact that our boy Clark never wore socks with his Topsiders.  Enough said. 


Have a great weekend!